$477.000 for Nodar Rustavsky’s head
According to CrimeRussia’s sources, Nodar Rustavsky, who is a very respected thieve on the Don, was pursuing quite a noble goal trying to stop substantial drug trafficking to the region. Many did not like this, however.
The CrimeRussia has done an investigation of the gang, consisting of Rostov policemen, and found out that the well-known thief in law Nodar Rustavsky had to flee the Russian Federation after he leant that they were going to slay him. A multi-stage "special operation" was carried out to "neutralize" Nodar Asoyan’s criminal influence in the Rostov region. Even more interesting is that Rostov Ministry of Internal Affairs was involved in it – the same officers the CrimeRussia had written about before. Read more on how Rostov’s underworld has frozen awaiting the verdict to Nodar Rustavsky and other curious details in our tomorrow’s exclusive story.
Nana Hernandez Getashvili, architect accused of stealing money from Rostec head Chemezov, no longer under in-absentia arrest
The Europe’s best architect of 2014 and 2015 in three nominations in a prestigious international competition in London is accused of two counts of major fraud. The total damage from the fraud is estimated at about 10 million euros.
The clampdown on the ‘Baltic laundromat’ hasn’t destroyed the global cash-out market. ‘Black cash’ is still laundered at the state level. Apparently, the main money laundering hub is currently located in a small Central Asian country – Kyrgyzstan. Ethnic criminal groups operating in Russia, Europe, and Central Asia use it to legalize their shady proceeds. Revenues generated by the illegal business are estimated at $500 million per year. However, it is impossible to covertly launder money on a global scale. Is the national political establishment involved in the criminal schemes?